AC36 Protocol - Ask Dalts

JALhazmat

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Was selling your soul to the Italians worth it? 

What's it like having a two year head start on the monohull rule that you and your chums cooked up? 

How did you keep a straight face when telling people that boat type hadn't been decided after you won the cup?

any kiwis being offended please calm down I am just messing.

at least the boats sound like there is room to be pretty cool and till keeping the traditionalists happy too 

 

Marco Panti

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Is there anything to prevent an Ernesto or Larry funding a second defender and force a defender series as has happened in the past

They have Russell in country, Core boatbuilders in Whangarei and no shortage of talent available already resident in NZ.

 
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KoW

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  • Will there be any limiting of computer aids used by the sailors during racing - ie. prohibiting electronic course-planning computers, automatic flight control, weather data calculation etc?
  • How can something like the meteo data-gathering ban actually be policed?
  • Will there be stored power on the boats?
 

TeamRed

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With respect to a 75ft foiling mono & state of tech, how do you envision oil becoming less relevant? Can he give any examples based on previous experience?  Presumably have to move some ballast etc.

Russell Coutts has suggested he could get back into the game with a move back to Monos. Given Russell is one of the people that could raise the dough, what's your perspective on a defender series and potentially going head to head against Russell to represent the Cup?

 

~Stingray~~

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With respect to a 75ft foiling mono & state of tech, how do you envision oil becoming less relevant? Can he give any examples based on previous experience?  Presumably have to move some ballast etc.

Russell Coutts has suggested he could get back into the game with a move back to Monos. Given Russell is one of the people that could raise the dough, what's your perspective on a defender series and potentially going head to head against Russell to represent the Cup?
The very first thing said today was by that RNZYS guy, and he said ETNZ would be the Defender.

 

silversun

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Hi Dalts! Love the return to form. It looks more like the America's cup before Larry mucked with it.. I was initially struck by the 20% rule. Why so low? 

 
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Boybland

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  • Will there be any limiting of computer aids used by the sailors during racing - ie. prohibiting electronic course-planning computers, automatic flight control, weather data calculation etc?
  • How can something like the meteo data-gathering ban actually be policed?
  • Will there be stored power on the boats?
Number 2 at least can be mitigated by having shared Met program of reasonable quality accessible by all teams, that would mean not only would you be playing with being turfed out by cheating, you would also not be gaining much by doing so.

 

WetHog

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- Whats up with the bull shit 20% nationality rule?

- WTF is a "key stakeholder"?

- Whats up with closing Challenger entry 2 months before the venue is announced?  Isn't knowing the venue important for potential Challengers to know before committing to the event?

- If Auckland can't get its shit together to host the event, would ETNZ/RNZYS look to another NZ city to host?  The Kiwi's defending in Italy is so absurd it doesn't even warrant a question about it.  

WetHog   :ph34r:

 

KiwiJoker

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- Whats up with the bull shit 20% nationality rule?

- WTF is a "key stakeholder"?

- Whats up with closing Challenger entry 2 months before the venue is announced?  Isn't knowing the venue important for potential Challengers to know before committing to the event?

- If Auckland can't get its shit together to host the event, would ETNZ/RNZYS look to another NZ city to host?  The Kiwi's defending in Italy is so absurd it doesn't even warrant a question about it.  

WetHog   :ph34r:
- "Whats up with closing Challenger entry 2 months before the venue is announced?  Isn't knowing the venue important for potential Challengers to know before committing to the event?"

Auckland, and for that matter the rest of NZ, is notoriously slow in getting it's shit together when it comes to infrastructure projects.  Give 'em a chance and then years from now theyll' still be discussing the potential fate of the lesser-known banded Westhaven mooring slug.

You're right of course that these two items are back-to-front but Dalts has granted the local nabobs a little extra time to equivocate.

The provision does work nicely for any potential natural, albeit infrequent and unlikely, disasters.   But ........

make no mistake, this venue timing clause is all about holding an anti-aircraft gun to the heads of national and local administrators. 

 
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dorox

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Will the videos from ac34 and ac35 be published on youtube?

Will the race management publish boats telemetry as it has been done before?

 

Sailbydate

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Is there anything to prevent an Ernesto or Larry funding a second defender and force a defender series as has happened in the past

They have Russell in country, Core boatbuilders in Whangarei and no shortage of talent available already resident in NZ.
RNZYS.

 
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Stortrissmk2

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What's GD's view on the next edition of the next VOR? 8 boats, just 7 sailing... Have his ambition (as mentioned in the AC press conference) to bring events like the Vendee, AC and VOR closer together influenced VOR on the decision to reschedule 2019/-20 race?

 

Clapham

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How much does your time racing around the planet shape your thinking on the protocol.

When you knew it would probably be a mono hull, did you encourage Tuke and Burling to get helm time on big boats and do the Volvo?

 
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